World Mental Health Day 2017

World Mental Health Day 2017

Cadbury college has been spreading awareness of the 25th anniversary of World Mental Health Day. In the LRC students had a chance to make keychains and talk about mental health. According to the NHS one in four people are affected by a mental illness. It is great to see more people discussing this topic as mental health issues affect many people on a daily basis.

Figures in 2016, from the NHS showed that almost six in one hundred people suffered from Generalised Anxiety Order and by talking more openly about Mental Health issues, people feel more comfortable seeking the help they may need. The progress made by society in regards to mental health awareness has improved drastically. Not only are more people getting help but more people are starting to realise that mental health can be just as serious as physical health.

Mental Health issues can affect your daily life which is why it is such an important issue. Mental health issues cause individuals to lack motivation which can affect productivity. It can be hard to concentrate when you have other things on your mind. Also, people suffering from mental health issues could have trouble sleeping or have issues with their diet. 

For more information on mental health and how you can help the NHS website covers a range of topics that could prove to be useful.

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